Mattishall  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mattishall like this:

MATTISHALL, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Mitford district, Norfolk. The village stands 3½ miles E of Yaxham r. station, and 4½ ESE of East Dereham; and has a post. office under Dereham, and a fair on the Tuesday before Holy Thursday. The parish comprises 2,280 acres. ...

Real property, £6,220. Pop., 971. Houses, 222. The property is much subdivided. The chief landowners are W. B. Donne, Esq. and the Rev. J. Sparke. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Pattesley, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £469.* Patron, Cains College, Cambridge. The church is later English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with N and S porches, and with embattled tower; and was restored in 1858. There are chapels for Independents and Primitive Methodists.—The sub-district contains also nine other parishes. Acres, 16,664. Pop., 4,340. Houses, 941.

Mattishall through time

Mattishall is now part of Breckland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Breckland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Mattishall itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mattishall, in Breckland and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th May 2021

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